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Deb’s School Leavers Bursary – Round 5 Now Open!

10th November 2023

Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington, has announced that Round Five of her Nanango Electorate ‘Year 12 School Leavers Bursary is officially open.

Mrs Frecklington said the $1,000 bursary was an important way she could support the region’s school leavers as they make the next step in their education journey.

“It is always a major step for our Year 12 School Leavers who must travel away for TAFE, university or other training and this bursary is one way I can help support them on their pathway to further study,” Mrs Frecklington said.

“The Bursary aims to provide financial assistance with the costs associated with moving to their place of learning, tools, the purchase of books, IT or other necessary requirements.

“It provides me with an opportunity to show my support for young people who are passionate about furthering their skills and education, and who may not otherwise be able to afford to live away from home,” Deb said.

“Applications are now open to Year 12 students who live within the Nanango Electorate and are due by 22nd January 2024.

“Applicants will then be shortlisted and the successful recipient will be selected through a panel interview in early February.

“Over the past four years, the Bursary has supported students undertake study in the fields of teaching, optometry, IT and medicine and I look forward to supporting another young person on their career path,” Deb said.

If you would like to apply, please go to Deb’s website at and follow the link, or contact the Electorate Office on 4190 7100 for Bursary guidelines.